NETTLETON

BY JAKE DYE

Nettleton High School

Congratulations to the High School Future Problem Solving teams who were invited to the State Affiliate Bowl on April 12-13 at MUW.

The Affiliate Bowl is a culmination of a year-long program where students are taught to creatively seek, attack and solve problems related to projections into the future. More than 500 Mississippi students worked on three problems during the 2006-2007 school year (Fundraising and Charity Giving, Protection of National Treasures and Cultural Prejudice) that were critiqued by trained evaluators.

Based on the third problem, the top teams of Mississippi teams from each of the three grade divisions (4-6, 7-9. 10-12) have been invited to participate in the Affiliate Bowl.

While teams know the general topic of this year's bowl - "Caring for Elders" - they will not know the specific nature of the problem they will attempt to solve until the bowl begins. Team members will have a time limit of two hours to complete the 6-step creative problem solving method. Their booklets will be evaluated on clearly established criteria. The top three teams from each age division will receive trophies. State champions will be invited to represent Mississippi at the 2007 Future Problem Solving International Conference coming up in June at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colo. In the past 20 years Mississippi participants have won approximately 65 awards at the International Conference.

The following teams from our high school will be participating at the Bowl in April:

* Team S8 - Deanna Word, Mami Jernigan, Sandra Lowe, Malorie Stone

* Team S7 - John Schlicht, Gabby Coggin, Brion Dowden, Kayla Worthey

* Team S10- Wesley Hendrix, Jeremy Patterson, Cody Brownlee, Vince Lee

* Team S9 - Niesha Hodges, Shelby Hood, Morgan Coggin, Breanne Dille.

Mrs. Debbie Schlicht is their sponsor.

Nettleton FFA Chapter will be attending competitions this month. The Federation Skills Contest will be Thursday. District Contest will follow Saturday. April 13 is State FFA Contest Day. There are a variety of plants ready for sale at the greenhouse. Please call Mr. Cornelius at 963-7402 for more information.

Senior T-shirts are on sale until April 4 for $12.

Congratulations to the varsity cheerleaders for the 2007-08 school year: Anna Parker, captain; Anna Marie Logan, mascot; Breeze Burroughs, Kacey Guess, Gabby Coggin, Hope Barnes, Holly Schlicht, Sydney Clayton, Nikki Ray, Devin Flurry, Katie Leach, Latoria Arnold, Taylor Scott, Alix Pettigrew, Jade Sullivan and Anna Beth Holley

The next ACT deadline is May 4 for the June 9 test. Please mail in your forms as soon as possible.

Check out our school website at www.nettletonschools.com and teacher websites at www.teacherweb.com

Sports Schedule

Baseball: Thursday, home vs. Caledonia, varisty 5 p.m., JV 7 p.m.; Saturday, home vs. Ingomar, varsity 11 a.m., JV 1 p.m.; Tuesday, at Houston, varsity 5 p.m., JV 7 p.m.

Fast-pitch Softball: Friday, home vs. Hatley, varsity 5 p.m., JV 6 p.m.; Monday, home vs. Amory, varsity 5 p.m., JV 6 p.m.

Tennis: Thursday, at Houston, 4 p.m.; Saturday, at Alcorn Central, 11 a.m.

The NHS bowling team will compete in the first state tournament for bowling on Friday and Saturday in McComb. Good Luck to you.

TCPS

BY HAYLEY ASTORS

Tupelo Christian Preparatory School

On Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, TCPS will present the spring performance of "Little Women" in the multi-purpose room at the school.

It is a classic story about four sisters (played by Katie Berry, Briana Gray, Mary Holliman Lanphere and Leigh Ayers) growing up during the Civil War. The story covers their hard times and good times with father (played by J. P. Hansen) at war and a loving mother (played by Katherine Foreman) at home. Aunt March (played by Josie Watson) is forever critical of their choices in life and love.

Will Meg marry the shy, sweet tutor, John Brooke (played by Neal Clement)? Laurie (played by Andrew Emig), the boy next door, is like a brother to the family; will he ever be more? What will happen when the kind German professor (played by Collin Graff) comes to meet Jo's family?

Whether you've read the book, seen the movie, or are totally new to the story, "Little Women" will be a play you'll enjoy and never forget. Tickets are $5 for students and teachers and $7 for adults, and can be purchased in the elementary and high school offices.

SALTILLO

BY TYSON RODGERS

Saltillo high school

Tuesday marked the end of the first nine weeks and report cards will be distributed at school on Thursday, March 29.

Congratulations to the following students for being named to Who's Who for 2007: Most likely to be remembered - Connor Davis and Chasidy Williams; Most likely to succeed - Zachary Miller and Kayla Hauss; Most Intellectual - Zach Covington and Kayla Hauss; Best Personality - Thomas Harkins and Chasidy Williams; Wittiest - Connor Davis and Jordan Wright; Most Popular - Brandon Bailey and Chasity Bailey; Most Courteous - Justin Merritt and Katherine Mozingo; Most Spirited - Ross Nichols and Carlye Carpenter; Friendliest - PJ Sheffield and Anna Katherine Feather; Cutest - Wesley Bell and Cori Taylor; and Most Stylish - Dee Coleman and Meghan May.

In the month of March, ExPECT is holding a membership drive encouraging citizens and business to join. This organization's purpose is to provide grants to the teachers of the Lee County School District. All Lee County students received yellow invitation letters at school this week to take home to their parents explaining the purpose of this organization. Please ask your child for your letter and consider supporting your child's teachers by joining ExPECT.

A Lee County Schools Showcase will be held at the Mall at Barnes Crossing on Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This show will include performances by choirs, cheerleaders and bands from across the county. At the showcase, there will be a table set up to promote ExPECT membership.

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